Hey Mack,Meant to comment on Tyler's prototype loader pic earlier, but have had internet problems and then just didn't get around to it- pretty sure that pic was taken up at Cass WV, on Cass Scenic, hence CSR lettering, and yes, if it's the one they have that will run, it's a diesel, and I've seen it running in a log loading demonstration with Artie Barkley at the helm...
Good to hear from you again. I thought that loader looked dieselized with the muffler/exhaust on the roof. Apparently they did that a lot with conversion of previous steam power over to diesel.
The bent boom is interesting as Bill N. commented also. I wonder if that was purposeful or just one heck of a big log did it in????
Thanks to Tyler for posting the pic and it is going in my prototype folder as Bill and I prepare to build this beast in 1:20.3 scale.
Mack I am still driving Miatas...........thanks for the good advice on these fine automobiles so many years ago!!!!